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Rural Women’s GP Service (RWGPS)

What it does

The program provides patients in designated rural areas with access to female doctors on a regular visiting basis (up to once a month), for a full range of general practice services.

The visits are in partnership with local GPs, who host the visiting doctor and provide the local infrastructure. The RWGPS is open to all members of the community, including men and children and is provided free-of-charge to the patient.

At the end of December 2013,132 of these locations were holding operational clinics.

Eligible locations must:
  • have a population of at least 1,000;
  • have reasonable access to the services of a male GP
  • be at least 50km from the nearest practicing female GP.

The RWGPS is implemented nationally by the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

What it achieves

By facilitating the travel of female GPs, the RWGPS helps improve access to primary health care services for women in rural and remote Australia who currently have little or no access to a female GP.

Want more info?

Royal Flying Doctor Service Call 02 8259 8100 - for up to date information on when/where RWGPS clinics are provided.
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